Council Events

Upcoming Events

The CFUnited 2020 Conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak so this pre-conference has also been cancelled.

The CFUnited 2020 Conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Philanthropy is undertaking massive efforts in this country to more effectively collaborate and coordinate quickly among various funders, stakeholders and community partners in response to COVID-19—and all without the power of convening in person. In this time of crisis, what do we need to do differently to more effectively align our resources and better serve community?

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Council on Foundations has decided to cancel this Community Foundation Excellence (CFE) Fundamentals Course. This decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our attendees. We will work with the Communities Foundation of Texas and Philanthropy Southwest to find an alternate date to offer the course, ideally in 2020, subject to the containment of COVID-19 and ability to travel.

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Council on Foundations and the Iowa Council of Foundations have decided to cancel this Legal Matters for Community Foundations in Quad Cities, IA. This decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our attendees. We will work with the Quad Cities Community Foundation, the Iowa Council of Foundations, and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations to find an alternate date to offer the course, ideally in 2020, subject to the containment of COVID-19 and ability to travel. Council Coronavirus Resource Hub

This webinar will discuss the impacts of digital transformation on the role of technology, what a strategic IT roadmap looks like, and how your entire organization benefits when IT is aligned with your mission and business. We'll also review examples of successes in our sector, lessons learned, and emerging considerations for the future.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and growing foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management with the broader understanding of community foundations within the philanthropic sector.

Led by the Council's legal team and Brad Ward, Lead Strategist, Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal and practical questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

The 2020 HR Retreat, co-hosted by the Council on Foundations and CHANGE Philanthropy, is a unique opportunity to learn, share and grow with other culture, talent and HR leaders in philanthropy. This event is for those committed to fostering a work force and institutional culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Past Events

Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Council Office Hours for Community, Private and Family Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

The Council on Foundations (COF), Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Points of Light (POL) are joining forces to convene our members and advocate for the field throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this corporate-only peer discussion, corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders will discuss creative ways companies are reshaping their philanthropic approach and leveraging business assets to support their employees, communities and business operations.

The Council on Foundations (COF), Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Points of Light (POL) are joining forces to convene our members and advocate for the field throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this corporate-only peer discussion, corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders will discuss creative ways companies are reshaping their philanthropic approach and leveraging business assets to support their employees, communities and business operations.

What is in the $2 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus bill that passed Congress on Friday, March 27? How will the bill impact the philanthropic sector? Join this policy briefing to hear top experts explain what you need to know in order to support your operations and the work of your grantees.

Thank you for joining the Council on Foundations to hear from experts on providing effective support to grantees and learn how foundations can build a sector that can weather this storm and future uncertainty.

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Council on Foundations has decided to cancel this Legal Matters for Corporate Foundations.

Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable in response to the growing challenges of COVID-19.

This conversation featured foundation leaders who are directly engaged in establishing community funds, grantmaking and actively responding to the coronavirus crisis. We also provided an assessment of the landscape developing for public-private partnerships and shared examples of local collaborations that are naturally forming.

The FOTH Congressional Reception is being hosted by the Council on Foundations for friends of the philanthropic sector in Congress, FOTH attendees, and philanthropic colleagues in Washington. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC) will be recognized for their legislative leadership on philanthropic issues that enhance foundations’ ability to serve the greater good and to promote incentives for charitable giving.

This webinar is canceled. The CFUnited Conference is being postponed due of the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, please see the official conference statement.

A new paper by the Council on Foundations with BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Give2Asia explores key considerations for global families as they seek to achieve their philanthropic goals globally.

In this "Lunch with Legal Counsel," Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel of Legal Affairs, discussed cyber risk and the law, the crucial role of leadership in managing risk, incident response and designing and implementing a mitigation strategy.

Hosted by Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), the session will have representatives of the Spanish Association of Foundations (AEF), the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) to talk about what goes on behind the scenes in the successful strategies to promote an enabling environment for civil society and philanthropy to thrive.